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Dixon Schools Will No Longer Look Like a Work in Progress As Most Work Wraps Up

Dixon Schools Will No Longer Look Like a Work in Progress As Most Work Wraps Up

For over the past year the Dixon High School and Jefferson Elementary School has looked like a work in progress. Both Schools seemed to have as many workmen and construction personnel as they did teachers and staff. During the last Dixon School Board meeting, Grounds and Maintenance Director Kevin Schultz had some good news to…

Petunia Fest is Over, Now Comes the Evaluation

Petunia Fest is Over, Now Comes the Evaluation

Even though the Petunia Festival ended a couple of weeks ago, the post Petunia Festival evaluation continues. During the most recent Dixon City Council meeting, there was a recap of how the festival went.  Joining the council was the President of the Petunia Board Jeff White and Vice President Jennifer Bubrick.  They both thanked the…

Dixon Man Arrested Following Meth Dealing in Dixon Investigation

Dixon Man Arrested Following Meth Dealing in Dixon Investigation

On Friday the Dixon Police Department completed an investigation into the sale of Methamphetamine in the Dixon area. Following the investigation 45 year old Edward Chad Shippert of Dixon was arrested at his home on Sunday.  Shippert was taken into custody and transported to the Dixon Police Department. Shippert was charged with two counts of…

Air Racers Make a Quick Pit Stop At Whiteside County Airport Sunday

Air Racers Make a Quick Pit Stop At Whiteside County Airport Sunday

A total of sixty-three racing aircraft flew through Whiteside County, with most of them making a quick pit stop Sunday at the Whiteside County Airport. The air race, AirVenture Cup, started at Mt. Vernon, IL around 10:00 a.m. on Sunday, July 21st, after a short weather delay. Some airplanes only made low passes at Whiteside…

Local Sports

2019 Polo Marcos High School Football Schedule

2019 Polo Marcos High School Football Schedule

Polo (0-0) Nickname: Marcos Head Coach: Jeff Bumsted 2018 Record: 5-5 2019 Classification Enrollment: 172.50 Date Time Result Score Opp. Score OT H/A Opponent Opp. Record Opp. Enroll. Other Site/Game Info Aug 30 6:00 H Danville (Schlarman) 0-0 102.50 Sep 7 2:00 A Jacksonville (Illinois School for the Deaf) 0-0 101.00 Sep 13 7:00 H…

2019 AFC Raiders High School Football Schedule

2019 AFC Raiders High School Football Schedule

Ashton (A.-Franklin Center) (0-0) Nickname: Raiders Head Coach: Brad Winterland 2018 Record: 0-9 2019 Classification Enrollment: 159.00 Date Time Result Score Opp. Score OT H/A Opponent Opp. Record Opp. Enroll. Other Site/Game Info Aug 30 7:00 A East Dubuque 0-0 212.00 Sep 6 7:00 H Orangeville 0-0 101.50 Sep 13 7:00 A Stockton 0-0 185.00…

2019 Amboy Clippers High School Football Schedule

2019 Amboy Clippers High School Football Schedule

Amboy [A.-LaMoille Coop] (0-0) Nickname: Clippers Head Coach: Gary Jones 2018 Record: 3-6 2019 Classification Enrollment: 341.50 Date Time Result Score Opp. Score OT H/A Opponent Opp. Record Opp. Enroll. Other Site/Game Info Aug 30 7:00 A Pecatonica 0-0 250.00 Durand Sep 6 7:00 H Lena (L.-Winslow) 0-0 231.00 Sep 13 7:30 A Forreston 0-0…

2019 Rock Falls High School Football Schedule

2019 Rock Falls High School Football Schedule

Rock Falls (0-0) Nickname: Rockets Head Coach: TBA 2018 Record: 1-8 2019 Classification Enrollment: 646.50 Date Time Result Score Opp. Score OT H/A Opponent Opp. Record Opp. Enroll. Other Site/Game Info Aug 30 7:00 A Genoa (G.-Kingston) 0-0 594.50 Sep 6 7:00 H Dixon (H.S.) 0-0 762.00 Sep 13 7:00 A Byron 0-0 471.00 Sep…

Music News

Shawn Mendes gets new tattoo suggested by a fan

Shawn Mendes gets new tattoo suggested by a fan

ABC/Lou RoccoSure, any artist can take a request for a song — but how many will take a request for a tattoo? As E! Online reports, last week, a fan posted a photo of Shawn with a butterfly tattoo edited onto his arm.   Shawn saw the tweet and replied, “Wait this is awesome, can u…

Taylor Swift to reveal meaning of “5” Easter egg on Tuesday

Taylor Swift to reveal meaning of “5” Easter egg on Tuesday

Valheria RochaTaylor Swift is about to reveal more details of her new album Lover. On her socials, she wrote, “I’m going live on Instagram tomorrow, July 23 at 5pm ET! I have some stuff I’m reeeeeally excited to tell you about, including some info on this Easter egg right here.” She illustrated the post with…

Mariah Carey is happy to be starring in Sam Smith’s dreams

Mariah Carey is happy to be starring in Sam Smith’s dreams

ABC/Heidi GutmanMariah Carey couldn’t be happier to be starring in Sam Smith’s dreams. Over the weekend, Sam tweeted that he’d had a dream about Mariah, and she responded to him on Twitter – making his dreams come true in real life. “I had the best dream last night,” Sam wrote. “I was at a Mariah…

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